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Dec 29, 2012 11:30am PST
college of medicine in houston, dr. lupski has devoted much of his medical career to researching and treating children with rare diseases. >> the patients that i mainly see in the clinic are children and families in which a genetic disease will be evident for children often we will also be referred when there is either some kind of a development delay, when the child is not developing like one would expect. this could include speech delay, motor delay, other forms of delay. >> for parents, the first hurdle is diagnosis. which is difficult, because rare diseases are harder to diagnose. the second hurdle is treatment. few exist because drug companies devote scarce research resources to producing drugs for more common diseases. that so they can sell the drugs to a larger market and make back the large costs of research and development. the same is true of government research grants, but for different reasons. the government wants most urgently to find cures for diseases affecting the largest numbers of citizens. dr. lupski knows all too well about the syndrome as he and several of h
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